Fertilizer That Sweetens The Soil is Volume Sixteen of (and the first DVD to be included in) the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series. All the pieces on this DVD were performed by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive at the “Beyond The Door” vintage clothing shop in Lawrence, Kansas, on April 26th, 2008. The performances were videotaped by Barry Barnes through a single camera mounted on a tripod.
The videos presented here are basically unaltered, keeping with the general theme of the "Uncooked" series. The overall presentation puts the viewer squarely in the middle of the action as Goff sculpts sounds and ideas for an unlikely audience. Curious customers wander in and out of the performance space (even occasionally bumping the camera). Traditional and non traditional instruments, toys, effects, and preparations make up the palette from which Goff paints the air with a dadaist’s flair. The pieces presented here are: